be a chip off the old block

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be a chip off the old block

To have a character or personality that resembles that of one's parent. Mike's automotive repair skills really rival those of his father. He's a chip off the old block!
See also: block, chip, off, old

be a chip off the old block

If someone is a chip off the old block, they are very similar to one of their parents in appearance, character, or behaviour. I've known Damon since he was a boy and he's a chip off the old block. He has exactly the same dry sense of humour. Corbett is a chip off the old block — a troublemaker and a bully just like his dad. Note: The `chip' in this expression is a small piece that has been cut off a block of wood.
See also: block, chip, off, old
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Kim Kardashian's girl North is a chip off the old block already.
EVERTON academy kid Cameron Ferguson is a chip off the old block.
FORMER Wigan Warrior and GB Rugby League star Andy Farrell's son Owen is a chip off the old block if his performance in the England U16 warm-up game against Bath U17 Academy side is anything to go by.
GOLF: Christopher Nugent has proved he is a chip off the old block by achieving his first hole in one - at the tender age of ten.
Infrared spectra taken by the Deep Space 1 spacecraft in late July suggest that Braille, only 2 kilometers long, is a chip off the old block 4 Vesta, the third largest asteroid in the solar system.
IT seems James Jagger is a chip off the old block. He may look more like his model mum Jerry Hall, but the 19-year-old carried the Jagger flame when he snogged a mystery girl.